Saint John Paul II Collection
The Saint John Paul II Collection includes Speaker Newt Gingrich and Ambassador Callista L. Gingrich’s award winning documentary film, “Nine Days that Changed the World,” and their latest documentary film, “Divine Mercy: The Canonization of John Paul II.”
“Nine Days that Changed the World:”
Pope John Paul II’s historic nine-day pilgrimage to Poland in June of 1979 created a revolution of conscience that transformed Poland and fundamentally reshaped the spiritual and political landscape of the 20th Century.
Speaker Newt Gingrich and Ambassador Callista L. Gingrich, along with a Polish, American, and Italian cast, explore what transpired during these nine days that moved the Polish people to renew their hearts, reclaim their courage, and free themselves from the shackles of Communism. Produced in partnership with Citizens United Productions.
“Divine Mercy: The Canonization of John Paul II:”
In “Divine Mercy: The Canonization of John Paul II,” Speaker Newt Gingrich and Ambassador Callista L. Gingrich, along with a cast of scholars, witnesses, and pilgrims, share their experiences of the canonization and reflect on the legacy of Saint John Paul II.
During the canonization Mass on April 27, 2014 — Divine Mercy Sunday — Pope Francis declared Pope John Paul II a saint before almost a million people in Saint Peter’s Square. He formally recognized what millions had called for during John Paul II’s funeral Mass nine years earlier: Santo Subito (Sainthood Now). Newt and Callista Gingrich, along with the Citizens United production team, were in Rome to witness this momentous occasion.
“Divine Mercy: The Canonization of John Paul II” celebrates one of most influential leaders of the 20th century. It is a vivid reminder of the holy and heroic life of Saint John Paul II, who changed the course of history.